posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 04:46 PM
Very interesting theories being shared on this thread, great read.
The question that I keep asking myself though is what is life? My personal opinion which I think is neither right or wrong, is for something to be
considered alive it should follow the basic rules of everything we know to be alive ie. be born, grow, die and decay then recycle. All plants, trees,
animals, humans, bacteria ect all do this, but on their own time table.
But how about this, couldn't it be said that the earth was born? Couldn't it be said that the earth grew, and as we know eventually it will die and
when it does it will break up and decay into something else... which will then go on to form another kind of body, meteor, asteroid, moon, other
planet what ever. The sun is the same, born, grew, will die at some point and many other things will be created from it's decay. What makes our life
more special than this kind of life? Is life just the universal law of the universe? These are all questions, not claims on my part, just writing out
lound and getting ideas on the page.
Self awareness, I think you need a soul/spirit, which ever name you like to use to claim something is self aware. I believe animals and humans have
this, plants and so forth maybe not, but really who knows. I remember watching that awesome documentary "Life" and there was a part when it showed a
vine crawling up a wall in time lapse and the way they filmed it, it looked almost exactly like a skinny green man scaling a wall. It used it's
"hands" to grip and pull it's self up, it used it's "legs" to brace it's self against a ledge, really cool actually. So maybe other things can
be self aware as well, but we have to look outside of our time perspective, not everything lives by the same clock as us. Flash back to lord of the
rings and the Ents, maybe that groaning in the forest is actually the trees talking to each other, but it seems so slow to us that we can't notice it
Cool stuff, learning lots reading this thread